This blog site  is a haven for wildlife and animal advocates, a wildlife refuge of sorts, that’s posted “No Hunting,” as any true sanctuary should be. Just as a refuge is patrolled to keep hunters and poachers from harassing the wildlife, this blog site is monitored to keep hunters from disturbing other people’s quiet enjoyment of the natural world.

It is not a message board or a chat room for those wanting to argue the supposed merits of animal exploitation or to defend the act of hunting or trapping in any way, shape or form. There are plenty of other sites available for that sort of thing.

Hunters and trappers: For your sake, I urge you not to bother wasting your time posting your opinions in the comments section. This blog is moderated, and pro-hunting statements will not be tolerated or approved. Consider this fair warning—if you’re a hunter, sorry but your comments are going straight to the trash can. This is not a public forum for animal exploiters to discuss the pros and cons of hunting.

We’ve heard all the rationalizations for killing wildlife so many times before; there’s no point in wasting everyone’s time with more of that old, tired hunter PR drivel. Any attempt to justify the murder of our fellow animals will hereby be jettisoned into cyberspace…




Exposing the Big Game challenges the archaic, yet officially endorsed, viewpoint that the primary value of wildlife in America is to provide cheap entertainment for anyone with a gun and an unwholesome urge to kill. Portraits and portrayals of tolerant bears, loquacious prairie dogs, temperamental wolves, high-spirited ravens and benevolent bison will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of our fellow beings as sovereign individuals, each with their own unique personalities.

Above all, this book is a condemnation of violence against animals, both historic and ongoing. It explores the true, sinister motives behind hunting and trapping, dispelling the myths that sportsmen use to justify their brutal acts. Exposing the Big Game takes on hunting and defends the animals with equal passion, while urging us to expand our circle of compassion and re-examine our stance on killing for sport.

  • Exposing the Big Game, a passionate and informed indictment of America’s hunting culture, exposes the savagery, cruelty, environmental recklessness and yes, the pathology of this most murderous of sports. Jim Robertson is that rarest of breeds, a talented writer with a gift for telling a story who is also a lifelong outdoorsman with a profound knowledge of the natural world as well as a compassionate human being with a deep love for all living creatures. Exposing the Big Game is quite simply a masterpiece, a treasure not to be missed by anyone who cares about wildlife, the environment and living gently on planet Earth. ~ Norm Phelps, Author of The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA
  • I find Exposing the Big Game to be a very inspiring book. Jim Robertson has a gifted eye for wildlife photography and his writing incorporates humor, insight and factual observations. ~ Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  • Robertson’s new book could be titled The Big and Dirty Game, because that’s what it is about — the dirty, bloody business of killing other animals for sport and fun. Fun? Sure, that’s what the Sportsmen say . . but read about it for yourself . . .   ~ Farley Mowat, Author of Never Cry Wolf and A Whale for the Killing


4513_76527226187_1375366_nJim Robertson is a wildlife photographer and self-taught naturalist who makes his home in a remote wilderness setting in the Pacific Northwest, beyond the reach of cable television and mercifully out of earshot of Sarah Palin’s daily sound bites. Living among the likes of elk, wolves and bears has led to a keen awareness of animals as individuals. Yet, with wildlife habitat comes the depraved concept of “sportsmen’s paradise” and, consequently, the wanton evils of hunting. The painful loss of some of his cherished animal neighbors has triggered an evolution from outspoken animal advocate to all out anti-hunter.



[Disclaimer: Views expressed here in outside articles do not necessarily reflect reality or the views of this blog. Some are shared purely for entertainment purposes or to help in getting to know the animals’ and thy planet’s enemies.]

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  1. Fantastic, Jim. I’m an amateur nature photographer (it’s just a hobby), I have some pictures I took that I like on my blog. Would love to know what you think. It’s mostly find something beautiful, get in the right angle, and click type photography, but I just enjoy doing it.

      • I am an artist. I am painting portraits of wildlife and endangered species. I need photos to paint. I can only use photos that the photographers have given me written permission to use as reference in my artwork. Copyright laws are tough on artists. Will you please send me photos with permission to use them?

      • Jim,
        It’s nice to connect with another anti-big game hunting advocates. I too have written a book called Blood of the Beast is a dark comedic story of an eco-terrorist group that hunts down poachers, big game hunters and the wealthy elitist of the world who feel entitled to kill anything they want, because they can. It’s fast-paced, the characters are compelling and the revenge is utterly satisfying. It’s funny and twisted and is a fast read.
        If seeing photos of rich, white men standing next to the creatures they have killed gets your blood boiling then Blood of the Beast is just what you need to feel better.
        On Amazon and mwardleon.com

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  3. Jim!

    I am not too sure how else to get in contact with you. I am a fourth year journalism student at Laurier Brantford in Canada. In order to graduate I have to write a feature article on a topic of my choice. I chose the psychology behind hunting.. I interviewed Marc Bekoff and he sent me a link to your serial killing blog post. I would love to have a chance to talk you and possibly include you in my story. Please let me know how to get in contact with you!


    Madison Hawkins

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  6. Jim, so glad you are an anti-hunter, just as I am, and proud of it. Please, hope we can talk more about this. It is time to end this nonsense of collaborating, compromise and otherwise, genuflecting to the animal-killing industry. We are constructing a website and welcome your work.

  7. Jim: You are a True Hero for Wildlife! I, too am a proud anti-hunter, and have gotten some good letters in to New Mexico papers on this issue. What I find dispicable are those groups who claim to be “wildlife” and “conservation” groups (of course, I question the idea of “conservation” anyway), who collaborate and even cooperate with hunters. If people really want to save wildlife, they need to take a strong stand against this legalized killing machine. Again, thank you!

  8. Hi Jim,
    I’ve written a song to help raise funds for big cat conservation and I need one or two hard hitting photo’s to put a strong message across in the video that will accompany it. With your permission, I wondered if I could use your photo of the bob cat with it’s paw caught in a trap to include in my video and if you could kindly email me so I can have a chat. Thanks. Shelley.

  9. Hey Jim, great book. In the 1970’s I lived in Northern California,In the heart of the California Gold Country. At the time it was very rual and in September we could not
    ride our horses, because of trigger happy (non experienced) hunters. Those boneheads
    didn’t know anything about hunting. And I do not call them Sportsmen. They are wildlife
    murderers. They always left their trash, and campsites disgusting. How can murder be a
    sport? I have lived most of my life in areas along beside wildlife. Wolves are my Kindred
    Spirits, I love them.

  10. I could have sworn I saw some anti-hunting organization on your blog and now I cannot find it (I wanted to join/donate). 😐

  11. After reading the awesome reviews I’ve just ordered this book. I’ve been reading some of Ernest Seton’s books and he completely changed after the death of “Lobo”. This book seems to detail the lives of the animals if they (Hunters) would bother to look, would see they go about their lives as we would like to Live in Peace. I hope he’s right about Hunting “being a dying sport” like its STOPPING! Hunt animals with a Camera ONLY!

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  13. Hi Jim,
    I am wondering if you’ve heard of this cool site: http://statcounter.com/? If you add the invisible code to your Text Widgets and then you can see where your visitors come from: IP Address/Town/State/Country – you name it. I just signed up and it is really cool to see where all my visitors are from, right down to the last detail. 🙂

  14. Hi Jim, I am reading your book now. Thank you! Thank you! It is so refreshing and such a comfort to see we are likeminded. I find it difficult coping with all of the murderous terror I see being done to my fellow friends but I continue the noble battle. My husband and I are wildlife photographers, too. I focus on macrophotography and my blog contians not only my photos but my husband’s. http://natureinverse.blogspot.com/ Glad we met my friend. Found you through Howling for Justice.

  15. JIm, thanks again for your blog!!
    Some days I am so depressed over what is happening to the other life on this planet–it breaks my heart. The N.M Game Dept. refuses to set up Emergency Diversionary Feeding stations in remote areas (away from humans) to help the starving bears and other wildlife. These agencies should be abolished. They are only interested in wild animals for hunting/trapping and trophies. Please share with everyone that the New Mexico wild animals are suffering due to the climate-change drought & fires.
    People need to flood the N.M. Governor’s (Susanna Martinez), office with calls and e-mails. Hand-written letters would also be great: 505-476-2200 or http://www.governor.state.nm.us/Contact_the_Governor.aspx. Although she is a hack for the agency, she should still be flooded with people’s comments. Many people may not want to visit New Mexico with such cruelty going on. Here is the Dept. of Tourism:SantaFe.VIC@state.nm.us
    As the drought continues, and forest fires burn larger & faster, the wildlife loses their habitat, and they starve. Please help, thank you.

    Rosemary Lowe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  16. What a wonderful man, and a deserving tribute to his dedication and compassion for saving wildlife. The elephants understand much more than any humans are capable of understanding.

  17. The New Mexico animal serial killers reportedly slaughtered 1500 innocent prairie dogs, just a few days ago,sponsored by Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas, New Mexico. They also had a coyote killing contest, and are planning to have more prairie dog killings. Perhaps its time to call for a Boycott of New Mexico?

  18. In response to the post about the Mama Grizzly Bear shot and killed leaving 3 cubs orphaned, can they not look into sending the cubs to the Grizzly rehab and release facility at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, BC, Canada? Who can I contact to bring that to their attention? Thank you in advance for any information.

  19. Hi Jim,
    This story isn’t hunting related but it is animal related and seeing as you have so many followers I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing this story, urging people to sign the petition. If you rather not, I completely understand it’s just that my blog doesn’t have the traffic that yours has.


  20. Hello,
    It is my honor and privilege to nominate your blog for the Awesome Blog Content Award. If you already have the award, please excuse my mistake and accept the nomination as a sincere statement of my appreciation for your excellent work.
    I posted the requirements for the award on my website: http://garryrogers.com. They are in the second post on my home page.

      • “I just discovered James McMillian…”
        Yeesh, the things I do when I stay up past my bedtime. James McWilliams is the correct spelling of his name, not “McMillian”. My apologies to everyone. (Probably a good indicator as to why I’m not an ambassador to the United Nations…)

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  24. Hello,

    I hope this message finds you well.

    I’ve just had the fortune of being awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger award and as part of the protocol I’ve awarded 15 other blogs as well, yours being one of them.

    Obviously I don’t know what your stance on blog awards is, but it’s your choice as to whether you’d like to accept it or not and I only mean to say thank you for putting together such a great blog that interests and inspires.

    Full details can be found in my post here: http://fashionthatpays.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/very-inspiring-blogger-award-home-calling/


    (dapperdolly of fashionthatpays.wordpress.com)

  25. your blog is so amazing that some of the posts actually made me cry seeing the plight of this beautiful souls!!! 😦 human cruelty is at its peak this time around!!! 😦 i hope this all stops soon…

  26. Hi Jim,
    I saw this today and thought of you.http://deborahtd.com/2014/03/25/i-believe-in-fur/

    I can’t quite wrap my head around how people who kill animals are considered, “conservationists”.

    Excerpt from post: “…bears killed by conservation officers are skinned and their pelts are sold each year at this event.”

    How is killing considered conservation? Are we (those of us who follow your blog) the only ones who see the contradiction?

  27. Hi Jim, I signed your action alert to help the ravens in Idaho. I was wondering where to find the source of your information: “There are 19 factors that have caused their populations to decline, most the result of human activity. Predation by other creatures is #12 and ravens”. I found some PDF on sage grouse management, but thought you might be able to tell me the article you read that said this, so I don’t have to wade through lengthy papers. Thanks Ann

    Just a cursory browse though I did find this,
    More recently, numerous investigators have documented sage-grouse survival and nest success indicated that predation was limiting sage-grouse populations by decreasing nest success, but both of these indicated that low nest success due to predation was ultimately related to poor nesting habitat.

    • Thanks for signing for the ravens Ann. The info and text for that post came from the petition site. You might try contacting them for the original source. So often things are blamed on natural predators and taking it out on them is the first solution.

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  30. Hey jim..I have no clue how to contact people at word press (if there is a form or way to email people..please let me know but fyi)…the reason I dont word press everything you post which I wish I could…is that i added you here (http://sunsetdailynews.wix.com/sunsetdaily#!-exposing-the-big-game/c1z1e). and so anything posted goes out on that reuters and yahoo news feed. I hope that is cool and I sued your real name to be more professional but at the same time..I am more into getting your message out but just so you know.,..and I will announce it once I know everyone is NOT only cool with it…but also once I know it works perfect..and if we get a buy out or whatever..you would be entitled to that money too..and that growth, etc. but I get that main issue is solving this issue…i mean I make no money which I assume you know but i we can eventually make some somehow while spreading our words outward….and PS…the reason why I post things this way is so we get seen on front pages…(http://sunset-daily.com/)..its the only way i know how to do it…from my blog…anyway..i hope u are well and most of all, thanks for the great amount of education and leg work..its great seeing what you post…Ive learned so much in last few months following you…but how does anyone email each other here? I have tried so many times and it never works or I cant find how…

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  32. Exposing the Big Game is everything I want for this world, that the unique and beautiful species will be cherished as our neighbors and friends and we will treat them with respect and careful attention to their needs.

    You have created a blog much in the image of a land of unconditional love for one another, whether human, insect, plant, or animal. I think I could easily reblog your every post, but then they would probably want to fit me with a straight jacket. 🙂

  33. Glad I looked at this page. I was wondering who was behind this fantastic pro-animal, anti-hunting, extremely blunt blog! The feelings you express about non-human animals are exactly how I feel as well. When I saw “Who the fuck hunts giraffes….,” I was shocked because I have uttered those exact words. And, now I see you’re an amazing photographer, too! That is something I’m not, unfortunately.

    Thanks for creating this educational safe haven for animal advocates and animal lovers, and posting so consistently. Like I said in a post I read earlier, I share and promote this blog on Twitter constantly, and I don’t even promote my own!

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  35. Never should this happen again! I can’t think of anything bad enough to say about this person. Take up another hobby, this one is over for you! This hurts my heart. What a rotten human being you are and you don’t deserve another happy day on this earth!

  36. Respect. I want to cry every time I see big game hunter photos. Especially this recent ‘dentist’. Just stumbled upon the blog looking for karma of big game hunters to put myself in a better mood. Thanks.

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  38. Thanks for doing this. I’ve always said two things:
    Shoot with a camera, not a gun.
    If you want to feel macho by taking down a buck or a moose, then strap on a helmet and meet them on their own terms.

  39. I found your blog because earlier today I had a run-in with an injured buck.

    He stood up in the tall grass just before my dog would have stepped right on him. He was stumbling and disoriented and had an arrow sticking out of his rump. I didn’t know the right thing to do, but my first instinct was to try to grab the arrow and pull it out. At any rate, I missed. It was the saddest thing I have experienced out in the woods.

    Now all I can think of is how it must feel to be a deer wandering around in pain, lying down when that gets to be too exhausting, and wondering why you are suffering, and what it is that is causing it.

    So thanks for this blog. It is good.

  40. Jim, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your book which I just finished yesterday. I have been seeking out books that expose the truth about hunting, as far too many people have been brainwashed by wildlife agencies and the media into believing the gibberish about hunting for overpopulation and to prevent disease and starvation, blah blah blah. The myth of the “ethical hunter” just providing meat for his family is another one of those common arguments that really anger me. Hunters are spending thousands of dollars every year on new gear, expensive 4×4 vehicles, guns, and ammunition as you point out in your book.

    I was involved in the Florida bear hunt, one of many trying to stop it in 2015 and failing. It was the first bear hunt in 21 years. I spent a weekend at hunter check stations documenting and counting dead bears and it changed me forever. We have managed to stop the hunt for another two years, but the state wildlife agency is gearing up its campaign to attempt to increase the percentage of those who “support” bear hunting in Florida. I’ve learned a lot since then, but your book puts into one place many of the issues and facts that we need to bring to light for the public, that majority who really don’t understand what hunting is all about or how wildlife agencies operate. The question is, how to get the information out there?

    Thank you for everything you do. I hope to see more of your work! We need more people like you.

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